Where can I see the Mariinsky Reconstruction??
Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:01 PM
Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:27 PM
the cast inlcudes Osmolkina's Aurora, Fadeyev's Desire, Tereshkina's Diamond Fairy, Pavlenko's Florine and Korsakov's Blue Bird.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:35 AM
i'm not much of a youtube follower, but yes the footage linked above w/ somova does take one to amateur films from '07 that document the new/old maryinksy vikharev 'reconstruction' asked about above.
since posting my comments above, i also re-visited my copy of the dvd in question and see that i forgot the fact that filming includes the tableau and mime scene that make up The Awakening scene of this production, so one sees that element of the staging on the video, the camera pulls back to show a good view of the reconstructed scnerey and costumes.
then, while the stage is being re-set for the full act 3, gergiev conducts the Valse Villagoise from act 1 - all that's shown for this interlude, however, is the conductor and his musicians, the dance and its setting are not performed.
so, between these youtube clips of act 1 - showing the pas d'action and Aurora's solo - one can get a fuller sense of the production overall.
i don't know if any other youtube items show any of the Prologue or of Act two's Vision or Panorama scenes.
Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:51 PM
Yes, I recognize it as the "reconstructed" version from the colors of the costume Somova was wearing. If I remember correctly, during the 1980's Aurora's costume in Act I was almost all-pink.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:45 AM
it seems the Florine is Yulia Balshakova not Pavlenko, as noted in the accompanying notes.
also, the Lilac Fairy who appears in her Minerva/mime capacity in the Awakening is Ekaterina Kondaurova;
furhthermore, Gold is Yana Selina and Sapphire is Daria Sukhorukova.
the White cat is Xenia Ostreikovskaya.
as i also understand it this has been spelt out on BT previously, evidently on a post i neglected to read carefully.
so all this may be old news to those who know the posts in question and/or who know the DVD and the Maryinsky dancers.
it still goes to prove that packaging credits are sometimes far from accurate or complete.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:46 AM
The last sighting of the glorious 1890 production of Beauty was an October '08 performance with Olesya Novikova as Aurora. The last ever? The spring performances announced at the MT so far are of the 1952 Soviet reworking by K. Sergeyev which is lovely but, to me, never as magical as the original.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:54 AM
someday i suppose if one pieces together these documentary/gala vids one might make a nearly complete new/old maryinsky SLEEPING BEAUTY.
i looked at SACRED STAGE when it arrived but didn't recall recently all that it included.
slowly but surely is going to be the name of this particular BEAUTY game.
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